[ am-bi-gyoo-i-tee ]
/ ˌæm bɪˈgyu ɪ ti /
noun, plural am·bi·gu·i·ties.
doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention: to speak with ambiguity; an ambiguity of manner.
an unclear, indefinite, or equivocal word, expression, meaning, etc.: a contract free of ambiguities; the ambiguities of modern poetry.
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Origin of ambiguity
OTHER WORDS FROM ambiguitynon·am·bi·gu·i·ty, noun, plural non·am·bi·gu·i·ties.
Words nearby ambiguity
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British Dictionary definitions for non-ambiguity
/ (ˌæmbɪˈɡjuːɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties
the possibility of interpreting an expression in two or more distinct ways
an instance of this, as in the sentence they are cooking apples
vagueness or uncertainty of meaningthere are several ambiguities in the situation
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